Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda

4.3
2245 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in North Bethesda, Summer House is open for safe indoor and outdoor dining at reduced capacity with our new AIRPHX Air Filtration System.

Your health and safety are our top priority in everything we do. We are taking necessary steps including masks on all employees, employee temperature checks, disposable or digital menus, heightened and thorough sanitation procedures.

A few notes to help make your experience enjoyable:
-For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests are required to wear masks in the restaurant AND during interactions with staff, only to be removed when eating at the table.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to having you in!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2245 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Host was not friendly and didn’t greet me upon arrival…I want to preface with the fact that our server was very friendly but Got our appetizers and had to wait on cutlery, asked for napkins several times and still didn’t get any. Table seemed not that clean when got seated. Drinks were a bit weak…but food was great! The mushroom pizza was fantastic!!

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Katrin
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely client lunch at Summer House outside on a beautiful day. The salads were excellent and the service was as well. Highly recommend.

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PatriciaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great night, perfect bday celebration. Maybe you could do better with deserts

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vipKathleenE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The English Muffin Burger and regular burger were delicious!

VG
ViankaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing beautiful location i will definitely come again

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lionel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the cobb salad. The dressing was good and served on the side - they were also open to some modifications to the ingredients in the salad. Very helpful service. We both enjoyed the cookies for dessert.

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Distillers
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience. Outstanding food and service.

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Laj1061
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good breakfast food. Selection is not large but what is on the menu is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very excited to return to Stellar Bar but was very disappointed. Their happy hour is now 2-5PM which seems odd but anyway we moved past that. We ordered their fresh burrata which was very plain. Not a lot of flavors and huge lack of presentation of the plate. It came with bread but it might as well had been huge croutons. Super hard. We also ordered their wings which were really good!! Great flavor. We ordered their rigatoni bolognese which we asked to please make sure it was hot (temperature) but once it was brought to us it was super cold. We also ordered their cheese pizza and shaved mushroom. Both were tasty but not worth almost $20. We had been here a few times once they originally opened and we absolutely loved it. Unfortunately a lot has changed. The place is not welcoming maybe it was just the bartender but it almost seemed like we were a bother and we we’re definitely not taken care of for the amount of money we spend. Would have rather gone somewhere else.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I enjoy the ambience and energy of Summer House. However, being that it's a popular restaurant the service and quality of food was lacking on a busy night. I've been on a Friday afternoon. It was a much better experience because the waiter was attentive and the food was hot. When I attended at night my partner and I were very disappointed. After 10 minutes we had to get the waiters attention to serve us. We ordered our drinks and entrees right away. Somehow we received our food 30 minutes after two tables before us ordered. The waitress kept apologizing and saying that it was on it's way. After the 3rd time she apologized we were honestly annoyed. If they would have comped our drinks we wouldn't have been but she kept asking us if we wanted more drinks while we waited. Why would we pay for more drinks while our food was backed up?

Once our food came it was luke warm. We were starving so we didn't complain. For a total of $75 two basic pasta entrees, a sangria, and a beer was not worth it. I really liked Summer House but this experience left a sour taste in my mouth.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Everything was a bit slow but that might’ve been because of how many people were there.

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MikeL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed a nice dinner in the outdoor space. The food was good to excellent. The seared Ahi tuna sandwich was particularly good. Service was a bit spotty in terms of getting out food and drinks in a coherent and consistent manner. We'd definitely go back.

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Theo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Outdoor seating was great.

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vipmaven
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The ONLY Complaint I have is when sitting outside I did request a shady area. And, they sat us in a spot that was not shady nor did the umbrella work that would have provided shade. I don't know why the restaurant asks for any preferences if they can't seat people as requested. There were lots of tables in the shady section and if they don't have working umbrellas then maybe that could be looked into.

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LoriK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is tucked into a side street within the Park and Rose shopping area. We sat on the patio street side. It was lovely. Our server was very personable and our food was good. There is plenty of seating inside, as well and a take-out counter with delicious cookies!

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vipMilano
Washington DC
321 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Go to brunch place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this place. I can’t remember our waiter’s name, but he took great care of us! I will definitely be back & would definitely recommend to try this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot.

JD
JustanotherDClawyer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice for our first time eating inside at a restaurant, to celebrate our daughter visiting us for the first time since the pandemic started, with my in-laws. Fantastic food. Our service was particularly personable and helped make the experience special.

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DeannaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I found the food mediocre , the service very slow and the ambience crowded and
noisy, inside and out. There is a great deal of seating and it was a Friday night in
the summer. I suspect the kitchen just doesn't have the capacity for that many
guests.

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vipHowardl
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service , probably as a result of the pandemic, was very slow. The salads were reasonably good, but priced $2.00 more than was necessary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I am in shock and disappointed about how terrible the service was today. I brought my cousin from out of town to this restaurant because of my previous great experiences there. But we were both let down and dissatisfied. The service was lacking and our waitress did not even greet us when we arrived and did not check on us when we got our food. I asked for a plain chicken sandwich and they brought one with pickles and lettuce. They sent it back and scraped off the lettuce and pickles and there were still some left on the chicken. It was so unprofessional and lazy of them. My cousin’s pizza came cold and overcooked. Our server ignored us the entire time.

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vipFarihaQ
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have had meals at this place place twice in last 7 days and they have been great. But today was a huge disappointment. We ordered our daughter’s pasta with spaghetti sauce and no meatballs, and side of fries. We got pasta with meat ball and the waitress made no efforts to exchange it after we said we we given the wrong order. We never received the fries that came with the meal so we ordered a side of fries. For some reason there was spicy seasoning on the fries. We asked for rice and paid $6 for it was never told it was brown rice. I ordered salad that was supposed to come with Avocado, it didn’t have any Avocados. I told the waitress again no attempt to fix my meal. I feel like I just threw away my 100 bucks. Super dissatisfied and disappointed.
Not sure what was going on in the kitchen today :(

KT
KateT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and fresh, great vegetarian options. Servers were very attentive and friendly. We sat outside, great shaded area, pretty quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing !

DC
vipDCVisitor
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We decided to have a late lunch. The restaurant was nice and quiet. It was quite relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Love the place but I got a burnt hamburger and burnt Brussels sprouts w cold French fries. They can do better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was super slow. It took about 30 minutes to get my drink, an hour for food to come and the waiter barley came to us. He was very slow and I think it pushed the experience to feel slower and less enjoyable. The food is always good here, decent American food and not expensive.

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vipPoshG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful Restaurant
Bright and Airy
Seated and took 16 minutes for anyone to approach us
Margherita pizza the bread is great crispy but the sauce is bland and tasteless just a painting of tomato paste.
Penne ala Vodka Pasta needs flavor but not bad.
Costa Mesa Salad is the saving grace.
Dessert looks good but maybe next time.

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vipMelanie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the breakfast burrito with avocado on the brunch menu. We come here once a month to catch up and enjoy the burrito!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service is fantastic; the rest was just bla

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Love this spot!

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DonnaE
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good. My food could have been warmer, but I was too hungry to ask for it to be warmed up.

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LindsU
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good experience. We were just slow to have a server greet us.

TC
TeresaC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really amazing. Service was quick and very pleasant.

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vipMike
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The service and good were above average. This place is significantly overpriced. $19 for a martini 😳, you have to be kidding‼️. $32 for a halibut entree that includes one side. Outrageous for the location.

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SonyaM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambience was perfect. Food was good. Drinks were excellent. Staff was friendly.

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mjs29
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The pizza wasn't good, there were bugs all over the patio and the ladies room was filthy.

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CK2015
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server's recommendations were spot on. We really enjoyed the food and environment. Highly recommend for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The staff was clearly overwhelmed. First our drinks were delivered to the wrong table and then the waitress kept forgetting to bring cream. When the food arrived my husband was dismayed to see that “scrambled eggs” meant a plain omelette. The rest of the food was quite good.

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Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda is rated 4.3 stars by 2245 OpenTable diners.

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